Trailer for Kaya Cynara at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong.
13 Dec 16 — 28 Feb 17
Spread across three discrete exhibition spaces on Empty Gallery’s new 18th floor, Kaya Cynara takes the form of a modular installation comprising ritual performances, expanded sculpture, video installation and virtual reality. These complex environments are further activated by Korb’s rituals in which the spectator is guided through a ceremonial interaction with the various sculptures and objects. With each exhibition space representing a different stage of consciousness, the spectator experiences Kaya Cynara as a successively developing relationship between virtual and actual, nature and technology, inside and outside. Korb’s work reflects on the ontological convergence of these myriad spheres within our hyper-mediated present and the generative role of the human within this complex ecosystem. Designed from the outset as a mobile composition existing in different locations and time scales, Kaya Cynara includes ceramics by Jonas Wendelin and music by Robert Lippok.
About Hans-Henning Korb:
Hans-Henning Korb (b. 1988) lives and works in Berlin where he graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts, in 2016. Korb’s work transgresses traditional categories, combining sculpture, installation, and performances that involve music, film, computer animation, virtual worlds, plants, and organic processes. Korb completed an MA at the Berlin University of the Arts and studied in the class of Hito Steyerl and the Institute for Spatial Experiments (Institut für Raumexperimente) of Olafur Eliasson. He was a visiting student at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts in Ethiopia and the Hunter College in New York.
Hans-Henning Korb, 2016
Voice – Jack Barnett
Actors – Zoë-Louise Estève & Henry McMaster